Vintage Hawaiian root sculpture. A smooth polished face with serenely closed eyes emerges from the natural gnarled root stock. The lovely, slightly abstracted face could be that of either a man or a woman. This sculpture was found in, and brought back from, Hawaii in the 1970's. Very finely and sensitively carved, but unsigned. Measures 20 inches high and weighs 9 lbs.
Early northern European carved oak document box. Swedish or German, circa 1720. Scalloped steel mounts, hand-forged nails with original leather nail pads, and low turned feet. Lovely condition. All original including the key. There is an old inventory number on the base. Measures 18.25" wide, 12.5" deep, and 10" high.
Rare early 19th century Indian rosewood dowery box from the Malabar Coast. The top is carved out of one solid block of rosewood. It retains all of its original solid cast brass fittings. There are some age cracks in the lid, a few missing molding tacks and a break at the top of the lock face. It measures 13.25 inches wide by 10.25 inches deep by 9 inches high.
English painting of a young sailor or seaman apprentice holding rigging ropes, circa 1800. This unsigned oil on canvas painting measures 27 by 21 inches, and the frame measures 31 by 23 inches. There are two small repaired holes to the canvas, which has not been relined.
Mexican 19th century carved polychrome figure of Saint Francis. This carved and painted santo is in original condition and measures 12 inches high. There is some damage to the ends of the fingers on the left hand.